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Heavy Freezing Spray Warning
Issued: 8:43 AM Feb. 27, 2024 – National Weather Service
...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Gale Warning, north to northwest winds 25 to 35
kt with gusts up to 45 kt and waves 14 to 19 ft expected. For
the Heavy Freezing Spray Warning, heavy freezing spray at a rate
of 2 cm per hour or greater expected, and may rapidly
accumulate on vessels.

* WHERE...Portions of Central and Eastern Lake Superior.

* WHEN...For the Gale Warning, from 7 PM this evening to 9 PM
EST Wednesday. For the Heavy Freezing Spray Warning, from 7 PM
this evening to 1 AM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Operating a vessel in heavy freezing spray is
hazardous. Freezing spray may render mechanical and electronic
components inoperative. Rapid ice accretion on decks and
superstructures may result in a catastrophic loss of
stability. Strong winds will cause hazardous waves which could
capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Mariners should prepare for dangerous accumulation of ice on
their vessel. If possible, remain in port, avoid the warning area
or conduct mitigation.

Mariners should alter plans to avoid these hazardous conditions.
Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the
vessel for severe conditions.

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Gale Warning
Issued: 8:43 AM Feb. 27, 2024 – National Weather Service
...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...For the Gale Warning, north to northwest winds 25 to 35
kt with gusts up to 45 kt and waves 14 to 19 ft expected. For
the Heavy Freezing Spray Warning, heavy freezing spray at a rate
of 2 cm per hour or greater expected, and may rapidly
accumulate on vessels.

* WHERE...Portions of Central and Eastern Lake Superior.

* WHEN...For the Gale Warning, from 7 PM this evening to 9 PM
EST Wednesday. For the Heavy Freezing Spray Warning, from 7 PM
this evening to 1 AM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Operating a vessel in heavy freezing spray is
hazardous. Freezing spray may render mechanical and electronic
components inoperative. Rapid ice accretion on decks and
superstructures may result in a catastrophic loss of
stability. Strong winds will cause hazardous waves which could
capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Mariners should prepare for dangerous accumulation of ice on
their vessel. If possible, remain in port, avoid the warning area
or conduct mitigation.

Mariners should alter plans to avoid these hazardous conditions.
Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the
vessel for severe conditions.

&&

Lakeshore Flood Advisory
Issued: 8:29 PM Feb. 26, 2024 – National Weather Service
...LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM TUESDAY TO 1 PM
EST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Minor lakeshore flooding expected.

* WHERE...Keweenaw and Northern Houghton Counties.

* WHEN...From 11 PM Tuesday to 1 PM EST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Some water on low lying roads and property along the
lakeshore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Residents on or near the shore should take appropriate action to
protect property from rising water levels.

&&

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 8:18 PM Feb. 26, 2024 – National Weather Service
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/
TUESDAY TO 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/ WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches
expected Tuesday night. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will
cause blowing and drifting of snow.

* WHERE...Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Northern Houghton and Gogebic
Counties.

* WHEN...From 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ Tuesday to 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/
Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact the Wednesday morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...With temperatures falling rapidly below
freezing Tuesday evening, a flash freeze is possible on roadways
where the roads could become icy and slippery very quickly in a
short period of time.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

&&

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